To inform her report, the Monitor called for submissions from the family violence sector and other stakeholders through . The campaign ran from 1 June 2020 to 26 July 2020 and sought the views of organisations, individual practitioners and advocates on:
- how the family violence service system, and users’ experience of it, has changed since the Royal Commission
- looking forward: what is still required in the family violence reforms
- the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
The Monitor acknowledges that many individuals and organisations were under considerable pressure at the time the call for submissions was made. The Monitor is extremely grateful for the strong and diverse response and thanks those who shared their insights and experiences.
The analysis of submissions will be used to identify progress and areas requiring further attention in the implementation of Victoria’s family violence reforms. It will also inform the Monitor's report to Parliament in 2021. A copy of the report will be provided to those who made a submission.
In total, 125 submissions were received, consisting of:
- 36 submissions from individuals
- 89 submissions from organisations
The sectors represented by individuals/organisations who made submissions are illustrated in the graphs below.
Figure 1A: Number of individual submissions by respondent role
|Specialist family violence practitioner||10|
Figure 1B: Number of organisational submissions by organisation type
|Family violence alliance/partnership||9|
|Gender equity and prevention||3|
|Mental health service||3|
|Professional representative body||7|
|Regional Integration Committee||3|
|Specialist family violence service||19|
|Health/community health service||6|
Permission to publish was provided for 91 of the 125 submissions. For these, the full submission in Pdf format can be accessed by clicking on the submission title in the list.
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Reviewed 12 October 2020